Video: Dean Kamen debuts bionic arm for injured soldiers

posted at 12:30 pm on May 20, 2007 by Allahpundit

Turn up the sound before watching as the audio’s pretty bad. It’s worth it, though.

Kamen’s known primarily as the inventor of the Segway. If he pulls this off, that’ll change dramatically.

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The implications of this certainly are far reaching. Goes way beyond those who have lost limbs. Simply amazing.

Krydor on May 20, 2007 at 12:43 PM

Wow… just… wow…

You go dude!!!

Romeo13 on May 20, 2007 at 12:46 PM

It’s a stopgap for the preferred solution of limb regrowth tailored to a person’s unique genetics, but that ain’t Kamen’s bag, baby… but it’s still genius.

Let’s pray for wide availability of bionic arms and legs to end the suffering for the many military/civilian amputees soon.

(I’m sure my sane and reasonable marriage of my faith in God and science has just caused much apoplexy among the lefty dillholes that read these comments)

ScottMcC on May 20, 2007 at 12:50 PM

Dead or alive you’re coming with me!

liberrocky on May 20, 2007 at 12:52 PM

He’s more machine now than man twisted and really cool!

liberrocky on May 20, 2007 at 12:54 PM

It’s a stopgap for the preferred solution of limb regrowth tailored to a person’s unique genetics

Yeah, we’re probably only a decade or two away from that, actually.

Allahpundit on May 20, 2007 at 12:56 PM

Wow! Absolutely amazing.

Neocon Peg on May 20, 2007 at 12:59 PM

Too cool!

Way to go Segway geek.

omnipotent on May 20, 2007 at 1:02 PM

A great product that we wish we didn’t need.

Tony737 on May 20, 2007 at 1:43 PM

That’s fantastic. Kamen never ceases to surprise me.

robblefarian on May 20, 2007 at 1:44 PM

Can’t hear it too well, but guess they might add electrodes in there that will help them sense hot, hot cold and touch.

StuLongIsland on May 20, 2007 at 2:00 PM

Someone correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t Kamen also create that stairway-climbing wheelchair?

bdfaith on May 20, 2007 at 2:39 PM

Wow! Tie that together with this … and just imagine the posibilities.

(Not to mention the super-warrior apps.)

Franklin Hill on May 20, 2007 at 2:53 PM

Way to go!

Iblis on May 20, 2007 at 3:02 PM

What’s withe giant-bead necklace? He gget’s a pass cuz he’s smart?

Neo on May 20, 2007 at 3:11 PM

What’s withe giant-bead necklace? He gget’s a pass cuz he’s smart?

It’s a kukui nut lei

Hack Ptui on May 20, 2007 at 4:52 PM

Dean also invented one awesome wheelchair, that stands upright and can climb steps!

abinitioadinfinitum on May 20, 2007 at 6:26 PM

He also invented a portable stand-alone water filter. It’s about the size of a suitcase and can filter water for a whole village.

Access to clean water is a huge public health problem in many parts of the world. His filter allows a village in a remote area to have clean water even tho there is no civil infrastructure. It’s very cool.

Bad Penny on May 20, 2007 at 6:36 PM

bdfaith on May 20, 2007 at 2:39 PM

Yes, just like abinitioadinfinitum said. Keep in mind, the Segway (I saw a guy ride one through the mall again today) was an intermediate step to that wheelchair. From what I remeber, his company started selling them so they would get more money to finish the project.

- The Cat

MirCat on May 20, 2007 at 7:47 PM